During the day, I work at a prominent Long Island law firm in their marketing department. I handle their social media accounts, I plan their dinners and events, and I perform various other marketing-related tasks. I love every aspect of my job. It’s interesting and intriguing and I’m always learning something new.
Like how to create a podcast.
When my director asked me to look into podcasting, I said, “No problem!” I’m all about learning something new and I was obsessed with Serial when it first came out. I thought she just wanted me to research the steps, sign up for a Soundcloud account, and poke around.
A week later, she asked how the research was going. I told her I learned how to upload a podcast to iTunes, what equipment one would need to create a podcast and how to promote it on a blog.
“Fantastic. Could you create one of your own, you know, to test it out?” she asked.
The look on my face probably said it all. I had to record an “episode” and actually upload it to the internet? For strangers to listen to? What was I going to say? How would I edit it? How would I sound?
Despite some reservations, I went into an empty office, closed the door and hit the record button. I read one of my posts that was featured on BlogHer recently. (So, this isn’t exactly a “podcast” per say, but it is my voice and my own content.) I uploaded some photos, created a profile, edited the recording and uploaded the final product to Soundcloud.
I played it back for myself (this is what I sound like on the reg?) I couldn’t believe I had actually recorded, edited and uploaded an episode of a “podcast”! I was self-taught; I did all the research, I spent hours of trial and error on the editing system, and I created the two-minute episode.
Listen to the first episode of the podcast here. Let me know what you think! I plan to continue on this journey and will hopefully have a podcast running by the end of the year. I am definitely not done learning all there is to know about creating a podcast.
(The podcast I produce is called the Business Divorce Roundtable. Click here to listen to the most recent episode!)